Press Releases

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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2015) -- The National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® today announced a collaboration between the two organizations, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016.“We are delighted to form this historic partnership that will bring about a great level of visibility to the National Park Service on the first day of our centennial year,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Our relationship is a tribute to our mutual... Read More
22
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2015) – Tournament House, the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®, will re-open for weekly public tours on Feb. 5. Tours will be offered, at no cost, each Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Aug. 27. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more people.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the mansion was once the home of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. and... Read More
16
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Mike Matthiessen as president for the 2015-2016 Tournament year in a ceremony tonight. Matthiessen will provide leadership for the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Friday, January 1, 2016.Matthiessen announced “Find Your Adventure” as the theme for the 127th Rose Parade. “This theme has grown out of a unique relationship between... Read More
16
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2015) – This evening, the Tournament of Roses 2016 President Mike Matthiessen announced the leadership and organizational structure for the 2015-2016 Tournament of Roses. Alex P. Aghajanian, a Tournament volunteer since 1989, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the association’s president in 2023. He will provide leadership for the 134th Rose Parade® and the 109th Rose Bowl Game® on January 2, 2023. Aghajanian was appointed a Tournament of... Read More
01
Jan
Check our Trophies and Awards page for photos of our float winners. AWARDSDESCRIPTIONPARTICIPANTTHEMEBUILDER#THEMEExcellence In Presenting Parade ThemeCity of TorranceLouis Zamperini - A Race Well RunFiesta Parade Floats15TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS'Best Floral Design of Parade Theme For Floats Under 35'Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose FloatAlways RememberPhoenix Decorating18SWEEPSTAKESMost Beautiful Entry in Parade With Outstanding Floral Presentation & DesignDole Packaged FoodsRhythm of Hawai'... Read More
16
Dec
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 -- The Tournament of Roses and Magisto, the cloud-based mobile video platform, today announced a collaboration that enables consumers to create their own video content using personal photos on their devices. They also have a chance to be selected to win tickets and VIP hospitality to the 2016 Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. This partnership lets fans tell their own stories from 2014 and share how they intend... Read More
07
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 2 CFP-ranked Oregon Ducks, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, and the No. 3 CFP-ranked Florida State Seminoles, champions of the ACC Conference, have earned berths to play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET), Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.“The Tournament of Roses is pleased to host Oregon and Florida State at this year’s Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl... Read More
25
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 25, 2014) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian to be float judges for the 126th Rose Parade presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards in a variety of floral and design categories that emphasize fantastic floral presentations (especially in the use of roses), creativity, imagination, beauty, use of theme, humor, dramatic impact and entertainment value.Tournament of Roses President Rich Chinen will... Read More
18
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 18, 2014) – The Tournament of Roses has officially launched its #RoseParade #Inspiring Stories social media campaign for the 2015 Rose Parade presented by Honda. This year’s parade theme, “Inspiring Stories,” encourages everyone to celebrate the many people who elevate the human spirit, and the #RoseParade #Inspiring Stories social media campaign will serve as a platform for people to share their inspiring stories at www.roseparadeinspire.com.Individuals are... Read More
11
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 11, 2014) – Following its successful release of a first block of tickets, the Tournament of Roses® will hold a second pre-sale for tickets to the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, November 12 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET. The two teams that will compete in the Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game will be chosen by the College Football Playoff... Read More

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